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Adam Rippon Talks About Being A Gay Role Model And Reveals His Celebrity Crush

Date March 5, 2018 10:33

He didn’t only win a bronze model, he also won our hearts! Adam Rippon is an incredibly charming and majorly talented figure skater who won big on the internet due to his witty remarks and defiant politics. Besides, he’s a real rock star on ice and a loving child. Just take a look at this sweet moment of Rippon giving the Order of Ikkos medal to his mom!

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Supporting LGBT community

But he’s more than that. The 28-year-old is also the first openly gay American athlete who took part in Winter Olympics. And he wants to become a royal model for LGBT youth.

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The breakout star appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where he delighted the host with his candid, inspiring remarks. First of all, Adam shared his ongoing commitment to LGBT advocacy. When he was young, he had no one to look up to. And since there are many young people who identify as gay/lesbian, he wants to make a difference.

What about his live life?

As for Rippon’s relationship status, he is single now but has a lot of crushes. The figure skater’s ultimate crush is Jake Gyllenhaal (we bet many can relate). And while he earlier preferred Harry Styles, now, he has eyes on another celeb!

I was sleeping on Shawn Mendes ― not with, but on. I didn’t realize how cute he was!

Raising funds

As part of his appearance on the show, Rippon also announced his GLAAD campaign aimed to support LGBT programs.

Keep up the good work, Adam!

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